Wednesday, May 16, 2018

{My Party} Gone Fishin' Party

Do you have a little one that loves to fish? Fishing can be such a relaxing activity for kids and adults alike.  We live near a beautiful park and people are always there fishing in the ponds!  When I was looking for a place for this party, I knew that d park would be the perfect location! There is plenty of swampy grass around the ponds, which made the perfect backdrop for this party!

This Gone Fishin’ Party theme is so fun and bright! You can personalize so many of these items for your little one!  I added the birthday boy’s name to several of my items to make it extra special! The item I love MOST from this collection is the life sized canoe! I based my entire party design around this cute canoe. My idea was to have the canoe “floating” on the table and pulling up to the dock. I used these Dark Woodgrain Dock Pilings on top of the table too, to make it look like the boat was attached to them.

To make my table look like water, I used this three tier blue plastic ruffled tablecloth and then added Dark Blue Water Patterned Gossamer to make the boat look like it was floating in the water. Around the front of the table, I hung the Gone Fishin’ Cut Out Set on fishing line to make it look like they were “caught” on the line. At the end, I displayed three white lanterns that I painted to look like fishing bobbers.  I also love these oversized Rainbow trout balloons! They are so pretty and holographic. My little guy loved them!  At the end of the table, I used this Catch of the Day Standee which I personalized with the birthday boy’s name. What a fun way to welcome guests to the party!

I love brainstorming ideas for cute food for my parties and a fishing party definitely called for a lot of cute themed foods! I started with cupcakes, of course! I purchased red and white cupcakes and added these Fishing Lure and Bobber cupcake toppers and also some Miniature Fishing Poles. I pulled the actual hook off the end of the fishing pole for safety. And if you are having a fishing party, you must have your cups of worms in dirt! I displayed my pudding cup dirt cakes in these fun Metal Buckets. On each bucket, I hung a Fish Lure Keychain. I dipped some donut holes in red and white candy melts and put them on a stick to resemble bobbers and put them in these cute fish bowls with blue bag shred for another fun treat.  I displayed the cupcakes, the donut holes, and the dirt cakes inside the boat to make it look like the fisherman had all his equipment in the boat.

Every fishing party needs some bait and tackle right? I found this cute kid’s tackle box and filled it with gummy worms of all types, and of course some Swedish Fish, and some additional bobber and lure cupcake toppers for the kids to take home. I created two different favors for the kids as well. The first were these personalized treat topper bags filled with goldfish. To create a fun riser for my wooden plate, I used this Nautical Lantern Candle Holder. Our second favors were the Gone Fishing Candy Jars. I filled them with simple M&Ms and they make the cutest take-home gift for the kids. I loved using the dock piling standees to display them!

Hope you catch a Big ONE!

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

{My Parties} Rookie of the Year 1st Birthday

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It’s almost summertime! And you know what that means….baseball! I’m going to show you how to really hit a home run with this new theme from Shindigz!  One of the most important birthdays in a child’s life is baby’s first birthday. And if you have baseball fans in your house, how perfect is a “Rookie of the Year” party? Or, another spin would be “Max’s Rookie Year.”

I love the design of these party supplies because they call to mind that classic All-American pastime with traditional red, white, and blue colors and fun pinstripe details.  It’s got a little bit of a retro flair. And what better location to have a baseball party than at an actual baseball field! Check out your local park, or even your local church or school to inquire about hosting a party at one of their fields. I love an on-location party. You can even play a game while you’re there.

Start your Rookie of the Year party design with this FUN table top stadium prop! It’s almost 4 feet long, which makes it the perfect backdrop for a 6 foot long party table. It can be personalized with your child’s name. And the best part, as with so many Shindigz props, you can keep it for the kids to play with later! To dress up your party table, choose a red polyester table cloth and top it with a striped navy and white cloth. I love these fun oversized baseball glove balloons. They look great on either side of the table.

At your baseball party, you really need popcorn (and maybe peanuts too)! You can elevate your simple red and white striped popcorn box with a personalized Rookie of the Year sticker. Serve them on a simple red cake stand. Baseball cupcakes are a breeze to make! Simply purchase or make white iced cupcakes and cut Twizzlers Pull and Peel brand candies to make the lacing of the baseball. Top with personalized cupcake toppers and you’re ready for your baseball-loving guests!

Send the guests home with some really fun favors like I did. These Dubble Bubble baseball bats are definitely a score! What kid wouldn’t love to have a bat filled with gumballs?  I know I would be extremely excited about that! Shindigz also has these great cup options. For the big kids, try a baseball silly straw cup. And for the littles, these sippy straw cups are a great option for no spills!
Make your favor boxes the hit of the party by adding your little slugger’s picture and name and then fill them with take home toys like baseball keychains and soft baseballs. I added a little bit of red bag shred to my favor boxes to make them extra cute.

If you need a fun centerpiece idea, these personalized ones are easy! Add an inflatable baseball on top and some red gossamer and you’ve got an awesome centerpiece! I used mine on the ends of the table as bookends.

Now you’re ready to knock your baby’s party out of the ballpark!!

Party Supplies: Shindigz